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University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wisconsin
Date Posted 03/27/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled


Apply now Job no: 232170-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Scientist will work on the Grassland 2.0 modelling team developing a decision support system for scenario-based evaluations of ecosystem services and economic outcomes associated with agricultural landscapes. The Scientist will be expected to advance agricultural land use planning using models and empirical data by creating predictive models for ecosystem services. He or she will be expected to identify and develop new methods for incorporating biodiversity and other responses into the decision-support platform. This will include implementation of modules for landscape- and local-scale effects of agricultural land-use management on biodiversity responses and indicators of environmental health. The Scientist will help lead trainings, develop reproducible data cleaning and analysis pipelines, write papers, and communicate results and information.
The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

The successful applicant must have obtained their PhD degree by the start date and should have a strong background in statistical analysis, data science techniques, modeling, ecosystem services, entomology, agricultural systems, or decision support systems.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Experience in quantitative ecosystem or biodiversity modeling.
Experience with the SSURGO dataset.
Minimum of 2 years experience analyzing multivariate and large datasets.
Minimum of 2 years experience with R programming language.
Experience developing decision-support systems.
Experience developing and creating data products (i.e. Shiny Apps, RPubs).
Experience creating and managing GitHub repositories.
At least 3 years postdoctoral experience or equivalent.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

License or Certificate:

Degree or certificate in Data Science preferred.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $55,627 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Application Procedures:
Apply online at "Jobs at UW" (http://jobs.wisc.edu) under job number 232170. Applications must be received through UW- Madison's online application system.
To begin the process, please click "Apply Now." Applicants should upload the following information:
1) Cover letter
2) Curriculum vitae or Resume
3) References


Calvin Phomsena
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Mar 25 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Apr 22 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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